Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes


Mark Parkinson, CEO, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), Washington, D.C.

Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD, chief medical officer, Daiya Healthcare, Bellevue, WA.

Terry Robertson, CEO, Josephine Caring Community, Stanwood, WA

Adam Marles, president and CEO, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg.

Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge, Washington, D.C.

Gregory Johnson, MD, chief medical officer, Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD.

Christopher Laxton, executive director, Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Columbia, MD.

COVID Tracking Project: “The Long-Term Care COVID Tracker.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Trump Administration Announces Initiative for More and Faster COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes.”

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “COVID-19 Nursing Home Data,” “FAQs on Nursing Home Visitation,” “Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements and Revised COVID19 Focused Survey Tool.”

LeadingAge: “As COVID-19 Death Toll Approaches 100,000 in Long-Term Care Settings, Aging Services Providers Need Immediate Congressional Relief,” “LeadingAge Releases Survey Results: Aging Services and Testing.”


Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: “Characteristics of U.S. Nursing Homes with COVID‐19 Cases.”

The Associated Press: “Nursing home COVID-19 cases rise four-fold in surge states.”

Modern Healthcare: “Nursing home COVID-19 cases rise fourfold in surge states.”


The Washington Post: Covid-19 surges back into nursing homes in coronavirus hot spots.”

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living: “Report: COVID Cases in U.S. Nursing Homes.”

HeraldNet: “Big COVID outbreak at Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood.”

Becker’s Hospital Review: “Nevada reverses block on rapid COVID-19 tests in nursing homes.”

Skilled Nursing News: “HHS Will Send 750K Abbott Point-of-Care Tests to Nursing Homes Next Week.”

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics: “Nursing Home Care.”

BusinessWire: “Jessica Van Fleet-Green Joins Daiya Healthcare as Chief Medical Officer.”

Daiya Healthcare.

Josephine Caring Community.



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